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Vapor lock when the engine is runnig. How do I fix this issue

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Check fuel pump and filters in the trunk ,on some models there is a filter that blocks off inside the tank.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

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"Vapor lock" is a condition that occurs when fuel becomes heated to the point of evaporation. If your vehicle is truly vapor locking, it means that something hot is coming in contact with your fuel line somewhere, overheating the gasoline to the point of it vaporizing. This is HIGHLY UNLIKELY. If you truly do have a vapor lock condition, find out where the fuel is becoming heated and fix that condition.
On a 1997 Jaguar XK8, it is FAR more likely that you have a bad fuel pressure regulator or a bad ICU.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014

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